Kem Danner

Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources
Kem  Danner

Kem Danner is the head of Human Resources and Senior Vice President for State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and is a member of the SSGA Executive Management Group (EMG).

Kem joined SSGA in late 2015 after over 17 years at Bank of America where she served as the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for a number of business units responsible for designing and executing a sustainable diversity and inclusion strategy for the respective business units. Kem held various roles within Global Human Resources at Bank of America including Senior HR Business Partner during and after the Bank of America Merrill Lynch merger in the Global Markets & Banking business, head of HR for Global Markets Technology & Operations as well as head of Human Resources for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

Kem began her career in 1997 at Bank of America in the Management Associate Program in Charlotte, NC and served various business roles in the Retail, Preferred & Small Business including the launch of the company's Online Banking & Bill Pay initiatives prior to joining the bank's Global Human Resources division. Kem worked on several company mergers at Bank of America including a merger related assignment abroad in Europe.

Kem is actively involved in various charitable organizations relating to childhood education & development as well as cancer research for the Samuel Waxman Foundation, Storefront Academy and the St Jude Children's Research Hospital and joined the Boston Ballet Overseers Board in 2017. She is also a member of various employee network groups within the company. Kem attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate and graduate studies and recently relocated from New York to Boston.


  • Years At SSGA : 2
  • Industry Start Date : 1997

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